There are 1,300+ Superfund
toxic waste sites on the US EPA's
National Priorities List

What is the Superfund?

The United States federal Superfund law is officially known as the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA).  The federal Superfund program, administered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, is designed to investigate and clean up sites contaminated with hazardous substances. Sites managed under this program are referred to as “Superfund” sites.

1,300+ sites are listed on the National Priorities List (NPL).

Sites on the NPL are considered the most highly contaminated and undergo longer-term remedial investigation and remedial action (cleanups).

39

YEARS

$400 BILLION

DOLLARS SPENT

400+

CLEANED UP

What We Do

FOIA – Public Records

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Data Mining Tools

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Corruption Investigations

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Education Campaigns

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ToxicWasteSites.org credited in the Roanoke Times for exposing the Largest Embezzlment Scheme in Virginia History

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Short Film: Poison in the Grapes (2013)

Poison in the Grapes is an in depth investigation into the Summit Equipment & Supplies Superfund site, in our founder’s childhood neighborhood of Castle Homes, in Akron, Ohio.

The short film exposed the corruption at the Region 5 EPA that later led to the Flint Water Crisis.

San Fernando Valley Trichloroethelyne Vapor Intrusion Campaign

While the EPA records for the toxic waste in the ground water assure everyone that the water in San Fernando Valley is safe to drink, there is no mention of the dangers of subsurface vapor intrusion.

Hanford B Reactor: Take A Photo Tour Of  America’s Atomic Past

The B Reactor at the Hanford Site, near Richland, Washington, was the first large-scale nuclear reactor ever built. The project was commissioned to produce plutonium-239 by neutron activation as part of the Manhattan Project, the United States nuclear weapons development program during World War II. 

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ToxicWasteSites.org Founder On ABC News

The Summit Equipment & Supplies Superfund site, in Akron, Ohio, has been the subject of an EPA clean-up since 1987. 

Interactive Superfund & Toxic Waste Site Locator

This interactive map, created by the US EPA, will help you quickly locate a Superfund site in your area and direct you to the publicly available online records cache for the site, including Records of Decision (ROD), site profiles, 5 year reviews, and other data and reports.  

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Investigative & Photo Journalism

Photo Tour of Red Gate Woods: Site A, Plot M, and Chicago Piles 2 & 3

  By Matthew Berdyck On December 2nd 1942, the world witnessed it’s first sustained nuclear reaction, introducing the planet to the dawn of atomic energy, nuclear proliferation, and transuranic elements,[…]

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Running Timeline of the Manhattan Project

  1939 August 2: Albert Einstein signs the letter (Einstein–Szilárd letter), authored by physicist Leó Szilárd and addressed to President Franklin D. Roosevelt, advising him to fund research into the[…]

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How Matthew Berdyck Investigated And Exposed A Cancer Cluster in Moab, Utah

By Matthew Berdyck I’d randomly wandered into Moab, Utah after taking a spontaneous left from I-80 west at Crescent Junction, onto 191. Blowing into town on a cloud of dust[…]

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ToxicWasteSites.org Superfund records downloader software

Our simple downloader software helps activists, researchers, journalists, and other oganizations, quickly locate and download publicly available bulk Superfund records from the the US EPA website.

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Environmental Cleanup Resources:

The links in this section open a new tab on your broswer.  Start with a fresh browser and click each button to setup a broswer with easy access to all current cleanup information and acess to data aboot US energy infrastructure.

Environmental Protection Agency

Supefund, Emergency Response, Brownfield Remediation, Underground Storage Tank Removal, Water, Air Pollution, Oil Spills, etc.


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Department of Defense

The DoD manages the cleanup of military installations. There are over 130 US based military installations and sites listed as Superfund Priorities


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Department of Energy 

The largest environmental cleanup program in the world, 107 radioactive nuclear sites across the country.


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Energy Information Administration

 

Everything you always wanted to know about US energy infrastructure but were afraid to ask. (data, interactive maps)


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We have been fortunate to have been featured, referenced, or mentioned in the following media outlets.